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Veterinary Technician / Assistant

Company: Animal Care Hospital of Walnut Creek
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Animal Care Hospital of Walnut Creek - We're looking for an exceptional Veterinary Technician to join our team! Role and Responsibilities but are not limited to: - - - Anesthesia induction, maintenance, monitoring, & recovery of patients, clean / maintain anesthesia equipment under the direction of a licensed veterinarian. - - - Surgery - surgical preperation, doctor assistance, clean, sterilize, and maintain all surgical instruments and/OR equipment. - - - In-Patient Medical Care - medications, assist or perform treatments, diagnostics & monitoring, place IV catheters, draw blood, run lab tests, administer IV fluids, cleaning, feeding, and walking patients as needed under the direction of a licensed veterinarian. - - - Radiology - positioning patients and taking radiographs, submitting for consultations & attach to medical records. - - - Laboratory duties - collecting, preparing, and running or submitting samples for requested tests; reading and recording results when indicated (fecal, urinalysis, ear cytology, etc.) when requested by doctor. - - - Preparing invoices, discharge instructions, and client information packs. - - - Client communication - give patient updates, discharge instructions, and provide follow-up for certain - - - hospital patients. - - - Client medical demonstrations/education. - - - Technician appointments - blood draws for therapeutic monitoring / screening tests, bandage changes, post-op checks and suture removals. - - - Clinic technician - assisting doctor with outpatient appointments, preparing, restocking, cleaning exam rooms, check patients in and out, take history and vitals, input date into patient medical record, ensure smooth and timely flow of outpatient appointments from check-in to the discharge. - - - Assist in training and mentoring new team members, interns/students and volunteers. - - - Preparing prescriptions, dispensed medications & medication refills. - - - Calculating drug dosages, fluid drip rates accurately. - - - Contribute to hospital cleaning.Qualifications and Education Requirements - - - One year related experience required with customer service preferred - - - Motivation, excellent communication skills, willingness to learn, and a team oriented spirit. - - - Excellent verbal communication skills - - - Strong organizational skills, as well as the ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task - - - A keen eye for detail - - - Conscientiousness, and a commitment to providing an exceptional standard of care for our patients - - - Dependability, trustworthiness and reliability - - - The ability to work weekends as needed - - - The ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs on your own, and to be able to squat, kneel down and/or lean over for long periods of time - - - A genuine love for this job, and the ability to have fun doing it! - - - RVT license (optional but not required)Perform other duties as necessary within the Veterinary Practice

Keywords: Animal Care Hospital of Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek , Veterinary Technician / Assistant, Healthcare , Walnut Creek, California

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